Hi! I am Dr. Thongkholal Haokip. I am also known as Robert Haokip in social medias. Currently I am assistant professor at Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Previously I was at the Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata.

My research interests lie broadly in the fields of governance, international relations and area studies. In particular my research focus on India’s foreign policy, India’s relation with foreign countries, regional economic cooperation, Northeast India and its transnational neighbourhood, India’s policy towards its northeastern region, ethnicity, ethnic conflicts and identity politics.

Currently I am the editor of Journal of North Est India Studies, and executive editor of Asian Ethnicy published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis, UK).

I hail from a small village in East Sadar Hills, Manipur called Khokon.

Fieldwork in Mizoram in February-March 2018.